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Be Smarter than your Smartphone


Today almost everyone has a smartphone. We use it to text, tweet, surf, chat and talk. It has become our computer away from home. Of course, all this convenience comes with a price.

It is estimated that 1 in 6 people have been afflicted with mobile “bill shock”. This is when your bill is much higher than your plan’s monthly charge. It may be from too much texting or excessive surfing or downloading tons of music and videos.

Now that the summer is here, families may be planning vacations. Just be careful with your smartphone usage outside your city, province or especially, country. Roaming charges can be shocking. If you are unsure of what is covered by your plan, check with your provider and ask specific questions.

Many providers offer short term vacation packages for your devices, so be smarter than your smartphone and do your homework.